Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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It was perhaps fitting that the final score in this encounter fell to Gazza Savage who had proven to be a constant thorn in the Spa defence throughout, finishing with a personal tally of 7 points.  The move which led to the winning point also involved Ross O’Callaghan and Tommy Walsh who were both outstanding on the day.

After Spa had opened the scoring in the first couple of minutes, points from Karl Mullins, John Ferguson and Tommy Walsh from a free, had us 2 to the good.  In the 9th minute a free flowing move from the half back line saw Spa find the net through Evan Cronin. John Ferguson with a good score from play and Tommy Walsh from a free kept us in  the hunt and by half time we had forged 2 points clear  following scores from Tommy (3), John Ferguson (2) and Gazza Savage (2).

Half time score: KOR 0-11 Spa 1-06.

The second half saw us being awarded a penalty in the 4th minute when Tommy, not for the first time, was fouled in possession and Chucky duly dispatched the ball to the back of the Spa net.  This left us ahead 6 points – 1-12 to 1-06  and looking good for the 2 points.

However, Spa reduced the deficit to 3 following some good scores but  we were unlucky not to goal in the 12th minute when Donagh O’Brien fired over.  We were still in control, 4 points to the good, entering the 30th minute when a Spa goal from play and a point from a free had us level deep into injury time.  It was then that our experience came to the fore and following good work from Tommy and Ross, Gazza slotted over a close in free giving us a 1 point win and all 2 points.   The result now means that we are 2nd in the table,  4 points behind Crokes with a final spot very much in our own hands.

Final score: Kerins O’Rahillys 1-19, Spa 2-15.

Scorers on the day:

Gazza Savage  0-07 ( 6fs)

Tommy Walsh 0-04 (3fs)

John Ferguson 0-04

Chucky  1-00 (pen)

Karl Mullins 0-02

Donagh O’Brien 0-01

Cormac Coffey 0-01

We next play Glenbeigh/Glencar in Round 9 on weekend of 14th/15th July 2018.

Division 5:
We took on Dingle in the shield semi final on Sunday and having to field a much depleted side due to the fixture clash with the seniors, went down on a final score line of 4-13 to 3-05.

Congratulations to our own Alan O’Sullivan, trainer with the Kerry U-20s, who made history on Friday night last when winning the inaugural Munster title; this was a tough game in the heat, but after a slow start, Kerry upped their game considerably in the second half to run out 6 point winners against old rivals Cork. Kerry will now contest the All Ireland semi final on weekend of 14/15th July when they will face the Leinster champions – Kildare are due to play Dublin in the Leinster final next weekend.

Summer camp:
The much anticipated summer camp will take place  from Monday July 30th to Friday August 3rd
from 10.30am to 2pm daily.
Price 30euro per child
50 euro for a Family of two or more

There has been huge demand for the Camp and numbers are currently  well up over 100 children, therefore spaces are limited,  so to avoid disappointment ensure you book your place as soon as possible.

Payment can be made any Sunday morning at Academy training from now until the camp dates.

We had another great morning in Healy Park and though the weather was not as balmy as the previous week, a great morning was had by all.

Congratulations to our Players of the week

U 6Boys Oisín Priestly
Elliott John Savage

U 6 Girl    Dariah Zytka

U8 Girl     Ally Spring

U10 Girl   Lily May Bowler

U10 Boy Cillian McGrath

See you all next Sunday the 8th July 2018 in  Balyrickard at 11am.

The town league continues this week with the boys away to Ardfert on Thursday night at 19.00

Our B team had an away game on Monday night last when making the short journey to Blennerville – they played well throughout winning in the end by 4-10 to 2-08. They will travel to Milltown this Monday night ( 2nd) to play the locals.

The A team are at home to Na Gaeil in Strand Road this Monday night in Kellihers Central Region where throw in is @ 19.oo


There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw where the winning numbers drawn were: 10, 24, 25 & 31 – nobody matched 3. The five entrants for the special December draw are as follows: K T Ellard, Mary Kerins, Tom Bourke, Ber Walsh and Hazel Nix. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,700.

Charlies Bar Golf Society:
The newly formed society will have their first outing this coming Friday night ( 6th) with a 9 hole scramble in Ballyheigue. Membership €10,  is open to all and the cost of playing this Friday night is also just €10. There are 2 further outings planned for the year ahead with trips to Beaufort and Ceann Sibeál.

If you would like to play on Friday, please contact Declan on 087 9823743 for further details/information.

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